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Britt, ON
Byng Inlet, ON

Lat: 45° 46.272   Long: 080° 33.980

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Village
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: CHS 2293
  • Customs: No
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code519
Emergency911
Police(888) 310-1122
Hospital(519) 326-2373
Pharmacy(519) 825-4111

DISTANCES


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Kilarney, ON 42 NW Parry Sound, ON 46 S
Little Current, ON 60 NW Tobermory, ON 56 SW
Bustard Islands, ON 16 NW Owen Sound, ON 81 SW

DESCRIPTION


Britt Ontario is located on the north shore of the Magnetawan River on Byng Inlet. The village of Byng Inlet lies directly across the river from Britt. The Magnetawan River runs west from Magnetawan Lake in Algonquin Park to Greorgian Bay, entering at Byng Inlet. originally a logging village, Britt became a coal depot for the CPR railroad. Today, this quiet little village is focused on tourism. It has a busy waterfront and is also a popular winterdestination for snowmobilers.

Byng Inlet is a ghost town. At one time, in the 19th century, it was one of the largest sawmill operations in Canada. However, by the early years of the 20th century, the mills closed and the people drifted away.

APPROACHES


Britt Ontario lies about 2.5 nm up the Magnetawan River from the Small Craft Route. (Byng Inlet is the name given to the mouth of the Magnetawan River.) The south channel is well-marked on the charts and will bring you directly to Britt. The north channel may be appropriate if you have good local knowledge. Keep in mind that the water gets very skinny in the north channel.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Britt Town Dock There is space for 3-4 vessels along the dock. The only service available is power. The village is about .5 mi/1 km from the town dock.

St. Amant's Marina   (705) 383-2434    VHF 68
St Amant's Marina has 70 slips with 40 available for transient sailors/ There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. There is water and power are available at slips. There are small engine repair services available. There are washrooms and showers and laundry facilities available. The ship's store has a full grocery section, marine chandlery and liquor store. There is also a licensed family restaurant on site.

Wright's Marina   (705) 383-2295    VHF 68
Wright's Marina is located about about 1 nm west of Britt, on the north side of Byng Inlet. There are 100 slips with 10-12 set aside for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. This is a full-service marina whose thechnicians can carry out engine, mechanical, fibreglass and prop repairs. There is water and power available dockside. There are washrooms, showers and laundry facilities at the clubhouse. Other amenities include picnic areas, BBQ grills and a childrens' playground. There is also WIFI available..

Byng Inlet Town Dock Byng Inlet Town Dock is located on the south side of the river. There is room for3-4 boats. There are no services available.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


St. Amant's Marina See above

Wright's Marina See above

St. Amant's Marina Store carries a wide range of grocery items

There is an ATM machine at St. Amant's marina.

MEDICAL SERVICES


Britt Nursing Station (705) 383-2375 offers basic medical services

There is no pharmacy in Britt.

PLACES TO EAT


St. Amant's Waterfront Inn is a licensed family restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


As with so much of the north country, the real pleasure comes from enjoying the outstanding natural surroundings. This is a place to relax and enjoy.

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Traveled the magnetawan river and there is also a wonderful cottage resort near the road bridge. The owner there is fantastic and was very accommodating. …

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